I got a notification last week, it was 4 years ago I registered on wordpress….
I think at that time I was already feeling the frustration with Facebook, I could never of imagined how bad it would of gotten 4 years later, so I set up a wordpress to hopefully find a more useful web social tool.
So 4 years a blog, perhaps 2/3 theme changes and two background colour changes. And has it been what I hoped for?
Indeed at times the process of writing things down has helped me process thoughts but that is all I can say about it, basically something I can get from a diary.
Maybe there is a voyeuristic element about your inner thoughts being available for all to see and how open you are about that makes for a enjoyable process. And you can look back over the years….
But over all, in the 4 years I have only ever had a handful of comments, pretty much no engagement. I’m not sure it has even acted as a gateway to sales, I get very few clicks onto my official web page. All things I kind of hoped for.
The whole essence of my blog was meant to be an insight into my work and practices. This I thought would of made for a engaging blog, certainly one that would inspire comment..
I know I can put a couple tags on this post and it will get 3/5 likes bang straight off the bat. You follow these profiles up its just spam. There is very little real reads.
The whole thing has been good for my images however, wordpress is bang on with google images. And after 4 yrs I have a fair amount of content floating out there. You should see some of the searches that lead people to my blog.
So where do we stand now. On a wire over a canyon.
On one side the wire, FaceBook. Failed and dying, after years of trying to build a legitimate following and interest to my work and business it gets more restricted everyday to the current point of being essentially unusable.
On the other side the wire wordpress, a hollow void of blackness. As I howl into the dark with no hope of a reply.
I can look on either side of me on hopeful uplifting air currents and I could dive off into a tumblr paradise… but with no reblogs of pop culture .gifs will i tumble myself to the canyon ground.
Its just all a little tired.
We all have tired internet eyes.
I want to close my eyes.
The star appears.
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